Raglan Road

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Music of Ireland
Part O3 : From Dublin to Dingle

Ulead for the movie editing, as usual

LYRICS :

On Raglan Road on an autumn day I saw her first and knew
That her dark hair would weave a snare that I might one day rue;
I saw the danger, yet I passed along the enchanted way,
And I said, let grief be a fallen leaf at the dawning of the day.

On Grafton Street in November we tripped lightly along the ledge
Of the deep ravine where can be seen the worth of passion's pledge,
The Queen of Hearts still making tarts and I not making hay -
Oh I loved too much and by such by such is happiness thrown away.

I gave her gifts of the mind I gave her the secret sign that's known
To the artists who have known the true gods of sound and stone
And word and tint without stint for I gave her poems to say.
With her own name there and her own dark hair like clouds over fields of May

On a quiet street where old ghosts meet I see her walking now
Away from me so hurriedly my reason must allow
That I had loved not as I should a creature made of clay -
When the angel woos the clay he'd lose his wings at the dawn of day.

Song : Raglan Road, by Joan Osbourne (looks like Sinéad O'Connor)

19 comments

SMELLS LIKE A TRIP.
I DON'T KNOW HOW HISTORICAL SITES (VISTAS) IN IRELAND ARE; BUT OURS, HISTORICAL, IN EAST OF THE COUNTINENT REVEAL SUCH TINNY WALL DIMENSIONS THAT ONE CAN HARDLY BELIVE THAT IT WERE MERELY MORE THAN MANOWAR POSTS. THE CONTEMPORARY POST OFFICE, PAR EXAMPLE ARE MUCH MORE GENEROUS IN ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT, THEY ARE QUITE LIKE HALF OF A SCHOOL-BUILDING.
BUT THIS ARE ANNACHRONISM - WHAT IS THE USEFULL PART IN THINKING ALL THAT NON-SENSE ?
I FOR MYSELF NEVER SAW THE REMAINS OF A MEDIEVAL TAILOR-OFFICE OR OF A TEA-HOUSE:))
By insectesurprinsee 3 years ago
Une partie de mes racines l'autre étant l'Ecosse. C'est étrange, mais ces images sont comme des souvenirs pour moi, des souvenirs si familiers. Thank you, my sisters and brothers from Dana...
By Terence 6 years ago
superbe chanson
By kidjo080894 7 years ago
Ireland is forever a part of my soul... even if I leave.. well... nevertheless I have my country in my heart.
By thenelaware 7 years ago
come back, U2
By irishrover 7 years ago
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